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Yearly Archives: 2014

ASU archaeologist awarded Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize

Archaeologist, Glen Rice, emeritus professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University and former director of ASU’s Office of Cultural Resource Management, has been awarded the 2014 Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize for his  forthcoming book, Sending the Spirits Home: The Archaeology of Hohokam Mortuary Practices, to […]

Digital Antiquity at the South Eastern Archaeological Conference

Digital Antiquity staff will set up in the exhibit hall in Greenville, South Carolina at the South Eastern Archaeological Conference.  Stop by our table to learn about tDAR to preserve and share your archaeological information!  We’ll be available Thursday through Saturday morning and giving away daily prizes.  We look forward to talking with you.

Vote for our project in the Knight News Challenge!

Digital Antiquity and ASU Libraries just submitted a project proposal to the The Knight Foundation Knight News Challenge, and we need your help to get our project funded. The Challenge poses the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Our project, Digging Up Data – Teaching and Learning […]

New 3D Scans in tDAR from Macchu Pichu, Tiwanaku, Ostia, and Stabia

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST), University of Arkansas advances research, education, and outreach about geoinformatics, geomatics, and related digital data techniques (e.g., GIS, geospatial modeling, high density survey, remote sensing, etc.). The center, in collaboration with NSF, announced the Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaboration (SPARC) program to further the promotion of geospatial research in […]

tDAR Software Update (lithic)

We’re proud to announce tDAR’s twelfth production release: Lithic.  This release contains numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, and security related improvements.  Some specific highlights include:   Simplified sign-up, purchase, and download experiences A new dashboard where non-contributing users can search and use tDAR more easily Various performance and security improvements  New “Contact” functionality allows users […]

New Member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors

The Center for Digital Antiquity is delighted to welcome Cynthia Pillote as the newest member of the Digital Antiquity Board of Directors. Ms. Pillote is an attorney specializing in intellectual property at Snell and Wilmer, a law firm based in the Phoenix area with offices throughout the western United States. Ms. Pillote’s expertise is in […]

Your Digital Media Won’t Last Forever: The Pitfalls of Storing Data on Compact Disk

 Earlier this week NPR’s All Tech Considered explored the question, “How Long Do CDs Last?”  Since the 1990s an increasing amount of data began to be stored on CDs.  According to Michele Youket, a Library of Congress preservation specialist quoted in the story, there is considerable variation in manufacturing standards for CDs.  This means there […]

Dissertations in the Digital Age – Keeping Dissertation Data Alive

Written By M. Scott ThompsonM. Scott Thompson is a Digital Curator at The Center for Digital Antiquity. He received his PhD from Arizona State University in May 2014. Dissertation data should remain alive in the digital age. I am trying to maintain my dissertation data as living, usable data by curating multiple sets in a […]

The National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Opportunity

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced an opportunity to support projects that make it possible to preserve and share information from collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant is filed under the Division of Preservation and […]

tDAR at Two Conferences This Week – CAA and SAA

Digital Antiquity and tDAR will have a strong presence at both the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) and Society for American Archaeology (SAA) conferences this year. Come see us at either conference this week! CAA Keith Kintigh will discuss some of the challenges he sees in the future for digital repositories and […]

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America